My pre-season top 25
1. Boise State
5. Ohio State
8. Virginia Tech
13. Penn State
16. Georgia Tech
18. North Carolina
19. Florida State
22. West Virginia
23. Northern Illinois
Other than the following items, I think this is a fairly conventional list:
- Southern California is not on, and will not be on this list. No cheaters.
- Boise State is #1 based on their on-field performance over the past several years. They will remain #1 until a team proves otherwise.
- Northern Illinois, Houston, and Troy are on the list to ensure that every conference has at least one team listed. The teams may change, but that principle will remain: all conferences must be represented.
- Yes, I really think Iowa might be that good.
I doubt that I’ll post an updated version of this every week (we’ll see), but I will update it periodically throughout the season.